Couriering Clemmons — This week in 1997

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 22, 2021

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Couriering this area this week in 1997 — 24 years ago:

Several new names have been tossed into the ring for upcoming municipal elections in Clemmons and Lewisville this November.  In Clemmons, Dewey Edwards filed his intentions to seek re-election. Edwards joins Mary Cameron, Rodd Vitty and William Roberson who previously filed for the council. Only W.C. McGee has filed for mayor. In Lewisville, Jane Welch and Fred Franklin, both incumbents, have filed for re-election to the council. They join Grady Dull, also an incumbent and newcomer, John McPherson, who also have filed for council seats. Bob Stebbins is the only candidate who has filed for mayor of Lewisville.  

Several local students were among 30 young people who were awarded four-year college scholarships through the RJR Nabisco scholarship program. Those students were Ellen E. Burger, Manish B. Desai, Amy E. Edwards, Laura A. Estep, Jeffrey M. Hull and Stacey M. Phillips, of Clemmons. From Lewisville were Danile W. Cole, Sheri N. Lawson, and Kristi D. Sowers.

David Monteforte, of Clemmons, recently earned first place in the state for commercial photography in the nationally sponsored Vocational-Industrial Clubs of America program. This qualified him to compete at the national level in Kansas City, Missouri.  Monteforte, a 1997 graduate of West Forsyth High School, is a student of Frank Chodl, commercial photography teacher and VICA advisor at the Career Center in Winston-Salem. Monteforte is the son of Al and Joanne Monteforte.

The Clemmons West Aqua Demons completed one of the most impressive summer swim seasons in recent memory with a season-ending 126-point victory in the Greater Forsyth Swim League championships. The win gives them a second straight undefeated GFL title and is their second consecutive triumph in a multi-team meet. “It’s been a lot of fun,” commented eight-year-old Clemmons West standout Molly Riddle who helped the Demons break 12-meet record. “We had a great season and this was a good way to end it.”

Saying the “time was right,” Village Manager David Smith announced that he will be resigning. Smith has served as manager for three years, taking over when former manager Al Dillon resigned. Smith had served as Dillon’s assistant. Following an executive session Monday night, after which the council voted to accept Smith’s resignation and allow him the 90-day severance package, the council went back and announced afterward that Dillon had been hired to serve as interim manager until Smith’s replacement is hired.

Kevin and Jennie Long of Clemmons announced the birth of their son, Joseph MacKenzie. He was born on July 9 at Forsyth Memorial Hospital. Maternal grandparents are Ken and Judy Nichols of Clemmons. Paternal grandparents are Jerry and Marieanne Long, also of Clemmons.